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  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Adam Linder is a choreographer based between Berlin and Los Angeles, working both in theatre and visual art contexts. He has been developing a dance based  format he calls Choreographic Services since 2013. This aspect of his work is focused on underscoring real time and economic conditions that are integral to the discipline of  choreography. At Otis Linder will introduce this format both conceptually and practically, discussing why 'servicing' is the relevant way for his work to publicly engage.  




    SCREENING AND CONVERSATION with Margaret Prescod, Founder, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders and host of “Sojourner Truth” on Pacifica Radio’s KPFK.
    Nana Gyamfi, Lawyer-Black Lives Matter, Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial Murders.

  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Oliver Payne, a Los Angeles-based artist. Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu
  • Kimberli Meyer trained as an architect and an artist, and has been the director of the MAK Center for Art and Architecture at the Schindler House in West Hollywood since 2002. She has initiated and curated many programs there, including the exhibitions How Many Billboards?

  • Industry Spotlight

    Oct 15| Special Event
    An advertising creative director for more than 25 years, Otis alumnus Josh Weltman was the Mad Men co-producer responsible for Don Draper's credibility as an advertising genius.
    Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at the hit series, plus hear key insights from Weltman's new book Seducing Strangers: How to Get People to Buy What You're Selling.
    October 15, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
  • Otis Fine Arts hosts a Visiting Artist lecture series featuring Yutaka Makino. He lives and works in Berlin.  Read more about him here.
    Contact: Soo Kim, skim@otis.edu


Continuing Education Course

SEM: 42

Grantwriting for Artists with Linda Vallejo

Join acclaimed artist and instructor, Linda Vallejo, as she guides you through the steps of raising funds for individual arts projects as well as non-profit arts organizations. The first day focuses on learning how to search for individual artist grants, fellowships, and residencies, and how to complete a full grant proposal package including artist statement, resume and bio, proposed program narrative and budget. The second day focuses on how to work effectively as a grantwriting professional for arts organizations, institutions, and agencies with lessons focused on how to research and organize “good match” funding sources. Also covers how to write compelling need statements, measurable objectives, and evaluation plans, as well as how to create accurate budgets. Participants have an opportunity to submit draft proposal materials to the instructor to receive valuable suggestions for improvement.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Project idea and/or draft of project proposal; notebook

There are no sections for this course for this semester.
Course Details
Meetings: 2
Credit Hours: NC
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